Diabetes is a complex chronic disease. However, with better management and monitoring in the early stages, patients can see positive outcomes and reduce the risk of complications later in life. The Allen Diabetes Center is developed as a referral program to supplement primary care for patients with diabetes. The Center is committed to being a one-stop destination for patients with diabetes, providing diabetes-related services in support of physicians and providing the highest quality care.

In addition to education and support services, the Allen Diabetes Center offers expert clinical care. Eyes and blood glucose management are essential elements of diabetes care so services in these categories will be available for patients. At the Center, with a referral from a physician, patients can have their retina scanned, see an endocrinologist, meet with a nutritionist and receive diabetes education.


Endocrinologists are trained to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in your system. They take care of many conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of the Endocrinologist at the Allen Center please call 949-764-8065.


High blood glucose levels can damage the small blood vessels in the eyes, placing people with diabetes at risk for retinopathy.

Retinopathy is a disease in which high blood glucose levels cause the tiny blood vessels of the retina to leak or break. New blood vessels grow and may cover the center of vision, resulting in possible loss of vision or blindness.

Keeping blood glucose and blood pressure in a healthy range can help to delay or prevent retinopathy. Be sure to have your eyes checked every year.

The Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center offers patients retina scans with a physician's referral. To schedule a scan please have your physician send in a referral form.

Diabetes Podiatry

Podiatry (foot care) for people with diabetes is frequently overlooked as part of diabetes management. Hyperglycemia (higher levels of blood glucose) can potentially damage the nerve endings in many areas of the body and organs, which is why controlling one’s blood glucose is an essential aspect of diabetes care.

You can take control of reducing your risk with the following recommendations:

  • Keep your blood glucose in your target range
  • Work with your diabetes care team to assess your individual risk
  • Develop a daily foot care plan
  • Avoid going barefoot
  • Choose shoes that support your entire foot, and are wide enough and long enough to give your foot plenty of room without pressure
  • Wear a fresh pair of socks or stocking every day
  • Check your shoes for any objects before putting them on
  • Have your diabetes care team examine your feet at each visit